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Vestal Review

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Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000. Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine with a Web presence, devoted to what we consider an underrepresented type of fiction: flash (or short-short) stories.

Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres except children’s stories and hard science fiction. It includes four live flash stories per quarterly Web issue, plus a teaser for three or four more that will be available only in the semi-annual print edition.

We are blessed with a deluge of submissions and therefore are very selective.

Our contributors include Steve Almond, Katharine Weber, Mike Resnick, Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, Kirk Nesset, Judith Cofer, Bruce Boston, Robert Boswell, Bruce Holland Rogers, Michelle Richmond, Liz Rosenberg, Stuart Dybek, Robert Olen Butler and Pamela Painter.

We are an official Pushcart-nominating press. Our stories have been reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Minuscule Fiction, Flash Writing, E2Ink anthologies, and have been printed in the WW Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward.

Vestal Review was featured on NPR in 2004, and is a recipient of the Broome Council of the Arts grant. We pay professional rates of 3 – 10 cents a word plus a contributor’s copy.

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Vestal Review


Broome (Central Leatherstocking)